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Break Through: Napoleonic Solo Battlegaming

Break Through: Napoleonic Solo Battlegaming

Playing-card-based system to be used in conjunction with your favorite set of Napoleonic rules. Both sides field seven brigades of differing size and integral artillery. $15.00 USD

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Talking Miniatures: History of Games Workshop & Citadel Miniatures

Talking Miniatures: History of Games Workshop & Citadel Miniatures

Two-volume set in slip case recaps the early years of Games Workshop and Citadel Miniatures. Written and compiled by former White Dwarf editor and Design Studio manager Robin Dews, and ex-Citadel/GW sales director, now head of Warlord Games, John Stallard, the book consists of a series of lavishly illustrated conversations with some of the eclectic cast of designers, sculptors, artists, rebels and similar non-conformists who in the early 1980s gravitated towards Bryan Ansell and the early Citadel Miniatures team. $80.00 USD

The First British Army 1624-1628: The Army of the Duke of Buckingham – Revised Edition

The First British Army 1624-1628: The Army of the Duke of Buckingham – Revised Edition

The army raised by Charles I in 1625 for his war against Spain – and subsequently, with France – is most famous for its failure, but it is one of the best-documented armies of the early 17th Century. First half of the book covers the origins and lives of the officers and men serving in the army of Charles I, as well as the women who accompanied them. Discusses how men from England, Scotland and Ireland were recruited, clothed, fed, given medical care, and taught tactics. Second half of the book covers expeditions to Cadiz, the Isle de Rhe, and the siege of La Rochelle and their effect on England that feared a Spanish (and later a French) invasion. Also covered are the campaigns of Count Ernest von Mansfeldt and Sir Charles Morgan and battles of Breda, Dessau Bridge, and against the forces of the Holy Roman Empire. The final chapter examines disbandment of the army and fates of soldiers and their widows. Includes 30 black-and-white illustrations, maps, and four pages of color plates. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.
Wars & Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV: Volume 7 – German Armies, 1660-1687 – Part 1

Wars & Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV: Volume 7 – German Armies, 1660-1687 – Part 1

Examines the development of several German states' disciplined military that produced outstanding armies after the Peace of Westphalia. Germany supplied mercenary troops to major and minor powers in Europe, and the military state, usually exemplified by Prussia, became a crucial part of German history. Includes 16 color plates and 100 black-and-white illustrations. $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD.
Wars & Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV: Volume 7 – German Armies, 1660-1687 – Part 2

Wars & Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV: Volume 7 – German Armies, 1660-1687 – Part 2

Continues examining the development of several German states' disciplined military that produced outstanding armies. Germany supplied mercenary troops to major and minor powers in Europe, and the military state, usually exemplified by Prussia, became a crucial part of German history. Includes 120 black-and-white illustrations and maps and 16 pages of color plates. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD.
The King & His Fortresses: Frederick the Great & Prussian Permanent Fortifications 1740-1786

The King & His Fortresses: Frederick the Great & Prussian Permanent Fortifications 1740-1786

Provides a comprehensive overview of Prussian fortifications during the reign of Frederick the Great, including historical background, the experience of attacking the fortresses captured by the Prussian king, and the theory of fortification. At the book's core are two extensive chapters describing the fortresses built and modernized by the Prussians in two periods – 1740-1756 and 1763-1786, separated by the Seven Years War. Includes 116 black-and-white illustrations. $60.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $51.00 USD.
Suffern Versus Hughes: War in the Indian Ocean 1781-1783

Suffern Versus Hughes: War in the Indian Ocean 1781-1783

Describes the naval campaign between Britain and France for mastery of the Indian Ocean in the closing years of the War of American Independence. It is effectively the third volume of a trilogy recording the history of the Royal Navy during this period – the earlier volumes being Crisis at the Chesapeake (2021) and From Ushant to Gibraltar (2022). In the course of their hard-fought campaign, the British and French fought five battles, none of which produced the decisive victory which each sought. Includes 11 black-and-white illustrations, 9 black-and-white maps, and 5 tables. $45.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $38.25 USD.
A Very Peculiar Battle: The Double Battle of Fere-Champenoise, 25 March 1814

A Very Peculiar Battle: The Double Battle of Fere-Champenoise, 25 March 1814

Fere-Champenoise was two separate battles that merged together. In one, a force of Russian, Wurttemberg and Austrian cavalry and horse artillery defeated a larger French force of infantry, cavalry and artillery, opening the way to Paris. In the other, Russian cavalry and horse artillery destroyed Napoleon's last supply column. Both were encounter battles in that all four armies involved were unaware of the presence of their opponent until they met. In both battles, the allied forces consisted entirely of cavalry and horse artillery, while the French forces contained predominantly infantry and foot artillery. A French force of ligne and garde units panicked, while a force of ill-trained Gardes nationale fought stubbornly until overwhelmed. During the main battle, a short, violent storm had a devastating effect on the French, while the arrival of the secondary battle prevented the main from being an overwhelming success. Includes nine black-and-white illustrations, 20 color illustrations, 10 color photos, one color map, 33 black-and-white maps, and 11 tables. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.25 USD.
The Destruction of the Imperial Army: Volume 4: Catastrophe: Sedan, Strasbourg & Metz 1870

The Destruction of the Imperial Army: Volume 4: Catastrophe: Sedan, Strasbourg & Metz 1870

The fourth and concluding volume in this series takes an in-depth look at events between the humiliating French surrender at Sedan and the ignominious submission of Bazaine and the Army of the Rhine at Metz. As with previous volumes, the narrative draws heavily on the French official history and Lehautcourt's exhaustive studies, enlivened by quotes from all the major participants and eyewitnesses which provide fresh insights into the final days of this momentous campaign, which resulted in the downfall of the Second Empire and the birth of the Third Republic. Offers chapters on French and German tactics, weapons and warfighting, and as with previous volumes in the series, includes extensive orders of battle, casualty lists, and appendices, the extensive text being complemented by numerous photographs and illustrations, period maps, and copies of tactical plates taken from contemporary French and German training manuals. Includes 18 color illustrations, 38 black-and-white illustrations, c. 120 color and 71 black-and-white photos, 12 color maps, and 17 tactical diagrams. $80.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $68.00 USD.
Genesis, Employment, Aftermath: First World War Tanks & the New Warfare 1900-1945

Genesis, Employment, Aftermath: First World War Tanks & the New Warfare 1900-1945

Collection of essays reconsiders the history of WWI tanks by widening the historical perspective beyond Britain to include France and Germany and by reflecting on the pre-1914 and post-1918 history of tanks. The employment of the first tanks by the British Army on the Western Front in September 1916, although symbolic rather than decisive in its effects, ushered in a new form of warfare – tank warfare. Includes 10 black-and-white photos, 10 maps, and diagrams. $50.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $42.50 USD.
Decades of Rebellion: Mexican Military Aviation in Action, 1920s-1940s

Decades of Rebellion: Mexican Military Aviation in Action, 1920s-1940s

Discusses air operations over Mexico, 1910-1939, when Mexican military aviation saw rapid growth and intense involvement in multiple rebellions, internal strife, and operations against armed banditry. Mexican military aviation helped defeat several armed uprisings – often by little more than the strong psychological impact upon the insurgents and the civilian population. Rather unsurprisingly, in at least one instance, an armed rebellion sought to obtain aircraft and recruit mercenary pilots to counter the federal air service. Includes 130 photos, 8 maps, and 18 color profiles. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.
The Soviet War in Afghanistan: An Infamous Military Intervention 1979-1988

The Soviet War in Afghanistan: An Infamous Military Intervention 1979-1988

Examines the main events of the war between the U.S.S.R. and Afghanistan, which ran December 1979 to February 1989. Details involved units, their equipment, their tasks, every single one of their engagements, and all of their combat losses, as well as all of the atrocities committed against the Afghan civilian population. On 25 December 1979, the 40th Army of the Soviet Armed Forces was officially deployed to Afghanistan. The 108th Motor-Rifle Division crossed the Soviet-Afghan border near the town of Termez, and then advanced to Kabul, reaching the city two days later. Units of the 5th Guards Motor-Rifle Division entered Afghanistan during the night from 26 to 27 December and headed south for Herat and Shindand, and then for Kandahar. Units of the 103rd Guards Airborne Division landed at airports of Kabul and Baghram, and secured both by 27 December. Later on, the 201st Motor-Rifle Division was deployed to Afghanistan. Official explanation provided to officers, non-commissioned officers, and other ranks of the Soviet Armed Forces was that they were carrying out an international duty in Afghanistan. What exactly that was: nobody knew. Includes 80 photographs, 8 maps, and 15 color profiles. $30.00 USD

OMM Discount 15%: Now $25.50 USD.

And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Painting War 14: WWII British & Commonwealth Armies

Painting War 14: WWII British & Commonwealth Armies

Latest in the superb series. Learn painting techniques for figures of this period. $31.00 USD

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy # 129: Warfare in the Bronze Age

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy # 129: Warfare in the Bronze Age

Theme: Warfare in the Bronze Age: Ideas for Wargaming History's Earliest Conflicts – Battles in Bronze; Gaming the Western European Bronze Age – The Riddle of Bronze; The Achaean Invasion of Anatolia and Cyprus – The Fall of Arzawa and Alashiya; Fighting for the Corpse of Patroclus in the Iliad – Over my Dead Body; Jonathan Unleashes His Fury Against the Philistines – The Battle of Michmash; Wargaming in the Age of Bronze – History's First Fighters; Painting a Bronze Age Cover for WS&S – The Vulture Stele. Features: A Saxon Ambuscade Against a New Norman Lord – 1069 Ambush; Phillips and Arnold's Raid Along the Appomattox – The First Battle of Petersburg, 1781; The Battle of Bourlon Wood, November 1917 – Through the Mud, Blood, and Trees; The Disastrous Battle for Asse: 18 May, 1940 – Enemies on all Sides; How to Paint Spanish Conquistadors, Circa 1519 – Clash of Empires; Making Camouflage Netting and Foliage for AFVs – Under Cover. Departments: Miniature Reviews; This Gaming Life – Everything Old is New Again; The Irregular – Night Fighting: Descent Into Darkness; More Skirmish Warfare in the Eternal City – Let's Play Gangs of Rome 2; Game Reviews – When Nightmares Come, ABC Warriors, Setting the East Ablaze, and Sludge War; Book Reviews; Parting Shots. $12.00 USD

Journal of the Seven Years War Association: Issue 25.1

Journal of the Seven Years War Association: Issue 25.1

Articles Include: Review and Outlook; Call for Submissions; Article Submission Guidelines; Johann Jakob von Wunsch; An Overlooked but Pivotal Commander: Karl Friedrich von Wolffersdorff; The Political General? Friedrich Daniel St. Andre; Small but Well Executed: The Battle of Zinna, September 8, 1759; Book Reviews; Items of Interest. $12.00 USD

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